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BACKSTORY: The agunah of OdessaThere is no greater mitzvah than trying to find a way, within the halachic system, to free the agunah, a woman who is “chained” to her...read more...
What's the most powerful form of Jewish education?As parents make choices about their children’s education, I’m often asked what is the most powerful setting of Jewish learning. Weighing...read more...
Will Iran’s support for anti-Israel forces increase?It never fails. No sooner did Israel announce in late April that it was sending a team of 260 rescue workers and medical staff to Nepal in response...read more...
Giving a voice to our Canadian sagesPassover is behind us, Shavuot ahead. But it was only after the seders that we were given a copy of the Canadian Haggadah Canadienne. What a treat!...read more...
GUEST COLUMN: The ties that bind Israel and GermanyOn Aug. 19, 1965, ambassador Rolf Pauls of Germany presented his credentials to Israel’s president Zalman Shazar. The tension and solemnity of...read more...
Our Yiddishe Mamas“My Yiddishe mama - I miss her more than ever now My Yiddishe mama - I long to kiss her wrinkled brow I long to hold her hand once more as in...read more...
God is waiting for us on the Omer  As we count the days toward our reunion with the Divine on Shavuot, we learn how to receive every moment as a gift and make each one...read more...
We need more CEOs like Dan PriceBarrick Gold Corp. has agreed to revamp its executive compensation after shareholders overwhelmingly rejected a pay package of $12.9 million for...read more...
Why use Eshet Chayil as a eulogy?Why is it that we frequently hear eulogies honouring Jewish women using the Proverbs poem of Eshet Chayil, A Woman of Valour? Is this the only...read more...
Why is the Green Line not on our schools’ maps?I always enjoy seeing my kids bring home assignments from Hebrew school, and last week was no exception. On a map of Israel were labelled five...read more...

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